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So I've narrowed down to these 2... They are about the same price 200 euros. You can see my rig down there and tell me which would be better... I have 3 coolers on the walls of case, 1 small cooler on that rail around CPU, and Cooler Master Hyper 212 on CPU... So I think that there is enough air and "wind" in there to keep everything cool. I just want as better performance as it can with these cards, so some overclocking is considered. I was looking at GTX 570... It is 80 euros more expensive, and I don't think that it is that better in comparison to these two... Any advice, experience, recommendation and comments is extremely welcome, thank you anyway!

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I've heard good things about both of them, but I'd go with the MSI GTX560Ti HAWK just because of the legendary cooling the MSI GTX460 HAWK has.

Also, you might want to wait a while, as there are rumors of a GTX560Ti with over 400 shaders releasing soon.
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Asus one is more silence, but either one are good choice.
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Originally Posted by GuardianDuo;15498337 
I've heard good things about both of them, but I'd go with the MSI GTX560Ti HAWK just because of the legendary cooling the MSI GTX460 HAWK has.

Also, you might want to wait a while, as there are rumors of a GTX560Ti with over 400 shaders releasing soon.

W00t? biggrin.gif Will it be Asus/MSI/EVGA etc, which one? Or it will be whole new series of GTX560Ti? Thank you on that info! smile.gif

Edit: Well I ran onto this, https://semiaccurate.com/2011/10/27/colorfuls-new-gtx-560-ti/ , is that what you're talking about? biggrin.gif
Edited by eko - 10/29/11 at 9:38am
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No, not that Colorful one. That's for setting world records.

Aha! Here it is: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/nvidia-graphics-chip-gf110-gf114-Geforce-560-ti,news-36855.html
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I have 2 MSI 560 ti hawks in sli and i am very impressed with them. Ive overclocked them both to 1010mhz with no increase in voltage and they run perfectly. They are very noisy once the fans get over 70% but for me this isnt a issue as i game with a headset.. but its something to keep in mind. At 80% fan they are VERY noisy.

They look cool and performance wise i cant fault them. For the same price as 1 gtx 580 i can play bf3 on 1920x1080 on ultra and its smooth as can be smile.gif

I think they have more overclocking oppertunity aswell i havnt tried yet. The Twin frozer III keeps them at 65-70c at full load which is nice.
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Originally Posted by GuardianDuo;15498543 
No, not that Colorful one. That's for setting world records.

Aha! Here it is: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/nvidia-graphics-chip-gf110-gf114-Geforce-560-ti,news-36855.html

Oh well, that's great news... I couldn't get new card anyway until februar/march, because I am out of money right now, and my parents aren't gonna pay that amount of money for me, so I am on my own... frown.gif There is still plenty of time, but I just like to be ready for any solution... smile.gif
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ASUS GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP / MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk

Tough decision. Both are great cards. confused.gif

I've had experience with the MSI TwinFrozrII card. It was in fact a great over clocker and I found it to be quite. smile.gif

The Hawks are more powerful a bit right out of the box and can handle greater over clocks with higher quality solid capacitors IMO. I've read many users of the Hawks say their loud. Everybody's 'loud' will vary though so it's subjectional but it seems a concensus.

The ASUS DCUII cards are top notch as well. They are quiter and it's also has been a concensus from users. One would think that running cooler would allow for higher over clocks but the Hawks seem to OC a bit better.

Still you'll hit a 1000Ghz core with the ASUS DCUII anyway and the difference between a stable 24/7 over clock will be marginal. Benching, the Hawk would prevail higher over clock. Ligtnings seem to win the DCUII's and the Hawks are built along those same lines.

It's really a hard call. If I was going to put my own money down, I'd swing with the MSI Hawk. However if I went to pick one up at a local retailer and all they had was the ASUS DCUII card, I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up. wink.gif If ASUS DCUII was a three slot card this would be a no brainer as I'm not a fan of three slot cards, I don't care how quiet they are.

There is a good 560Ti Video Card Round Up you can read. It has the DCUII card with three others, one of which is the MSI TFII. Here is a little review of the MSI GTX 560Ti Hawk to compare a little bit.

There's a whole club for AMD/Nvidia users that might tell you different but sift through it and do some homework. ASUS DirectCU / DirectCUII Owners Club

In short either will serve you very well and either will bring you the performance your seeking awesomely. It's a personal decision when it boils down to it. Get which you can get a better deal on or more readily available if you can't make up your mind.

Which ever you end up choosing you'll find yourself happy at the start of the day sparking up your computer knowing it's inside. I'm sure you'll be grinning as you game as either will bring you great gaming. biggrin.gif
     
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